May 2nd, 2012

"Oh man...I didn't know my body could do that!" Cassie said as she laid down on the floor. She was still breathing heavily.

"Admit it." Adam said as he handed her a bottle of water. "Dance Central kicked your butt."

"I told you I'm not out of shape," Cassie said defensively as she sat up and took a sip of her water.

"Come on, you're sweating like a pig!"

"Girls don't sweat. They glisten." Adam laughed and sat on Cassie's couch. Cassie sighed, knowing that she had to tell him what was going on. "Hey, there's something that I need to talk to you about." Cassie stood up and sat next to him on the couch.

"That sounds serious."

"It kind of is."

"You're scaring me."

"It's nothing bad...well, at least...not really...it's just something that you need to know and you're the only one in the circle who doesn't know about it yet."

"Is someone trying to keep something from me?"

"No, it's just that I was tasked with keeping it a secret and everybody else found out last night, so I figured you needed to know about it and I needed to be the one to tell you, otherwise I'm afraid of what you may do."

"Just tell me!"

"Don't freak out."

"I'm already freaking out!"

"Just don't freak out anymore than-"


"Dianna's pregnant."

Adam's eyes widened. "Wh-wh-what?"

"Dianna's preg-"

"I heard you. I..just... who?"

"That's the part that I really need you to not freak out about."


"Jake." Adam was stunned speechless, and after he didn't say anything for awhile, Cassie spoke again, "Dianna really likes him and I think he really likes her too. He even asked her to move in with him-"


"When what? Did he ask her to move in?"

"No, when did it happen?"

"St. Patrick's Day. The next day, there was a lack of communication on both of their parts. Jake went to use the shower and Dianna woke up and left, and neither of them talked about it because they thought the other didn't want to. That's why it's been so tense lately."

"I've got to go." Adam said suddenly.

"Adam, please don't go to see them."

"I'm not! I just... I need time to process it all."

Adam got up and headed toward the door and Cassie followed. "You're still sleeping over tomorrow night. Right?"

"Sure." Adam said as he abruptly left.

Cassie jumped when she heard the door slam.

Like I said at the beginning of "Scum" I sort of lost inspiration for this, and since the chapters were written as one shots, I'm going to say that it's completed now. If I get enough people saying they want me to write more, I will, but I'm just kind of done with it now.